MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has confirmed that the band will cease touring and will not record any more albums following the passing of the group’s iconic frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister.
“MOTÖRHEAD is over, of course,” Mikkey told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper. “Lemmy was MOTÖRHEAD. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”
He added: “We will not be doing any more tours or anything. And there will not be any more records. But the fire survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
MOTÖRHEAD‘s final concert took place on December 11 in Berlin, Germany. Despite suffering from an “extremely aggressive” form of cancer, Kilmister battled his way through to the end of the group’s European tour.
“He was terribly gaunt,” Mikkey said. “He spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired. It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.”
Dee believes that MOTÖRHEAD wrapped up its career in the best possible way.
“It feels fantastic that we were able to complete the tour with [Lemmy],” Mikkey said. “It’s heartening that we didnt cancel because of Lemmy.
“I’m incredibly grateful over the years we’ve had, and that we had such a good time together.”
MOTÖRHEAD‘s 22nd studio album, “Bad Magic”, was released on August 28.
Also Mikkey posted on his Facebook account:
My bandmate. My friend. My brother.
There are no words to describe the emotions running through my mind at this point but I could write thousands and thousands of words of all we created and experienced together.
It has been a true honor and a privilege to play with you and share all this time brother.
I celebrate every moment we shared…you bastard. I know I’ll see you sometime in the future and maybe I’ll join your band again…but this time, lets go a bit slower buddy.
There is a big black hole here now that no one can ever fill. No one…
P.S I am deeply moved by all the care and love that has come in from fans, friends and fellow band mates from all over the world. I appreciate each and every one of you. Now, lets make Lemmy proud and carry on his legacy.